2020 has been an odd year in entertainment, as every vertical has been turned upside down, but the music has persisted. As the industry’s live sector was all but wiped out, recorded music was going nowhere, as billions of people around the world continued to stream their favorite songs and buy albums from solo musicians and bands they saw. like the most. Now, a definitive list of the top performing names has been released, and while it’s populated by some of the most well-known pop stars and rappers, you have to land before everyone else.
The IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), an organization that represents the needs and wants of the global music industry, released its annual report of the biggest names in the industry during the year previous, and the latest winner shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone who pays close attention to the business.
BTS lands at No.1 in IFPI’s report of the world’s 10 best recording artists in 2020, according to social media posts published by the organization. The group mentioned that the South Korean pop group released three feature films last year and broke countless records at home as well as abroad.
The IFPI did not immediately share the numbers related to each artist, but since the ranking simply focused on the top 10 artists in the world, it is safe to assume that the data used to create the list incorporated sales and feeds. .
Taylor Swift, who also delivered more than one album in 2020, came in second. The incredible production of Swift and BTS has surely helped them rise to the top, not to mention their unmatched popularity.
Drake comes next at # 3, although it was actually a pretty quiet year for him, as he only shared a mixtape that seemed to come and go relatively quickly, and although he landed more than one single, 2020 was not his plus. still productive year. The fact that the rapper could finish in third place during what you might call a low spell of him proves how popular he remains to this day.
Super Bowl halftime performer The Weeknd is fourth, as her single “Blinding Lights” was one of the world’s biggest hits of 2020. Billie Eilish rounds out the top five, and her ranking is also high. a little surprising, as she did not. ‘t drop an album in 2020. His first feature film When we all fall asleep where do we go? continued as one of the most popular efforts, even though it was released in mid-2019, although it has shared a handful of unique songs that have been commercial hits.
The bottom half of the top 10 is populated by Eminem (# 6), Post Malone (# 7), Ariana Grande (# 8), Juice WRLD (# 9) and Justin Bieber (# 10).
American musicians occupy six of the ten places on the IFPI list. The Canadians take three more, while a South Korean name makes the cut … and holds the tally.
These are the 10 recording artists in the world in 2020, according to the IFPI.
N ° 1 – BTS
# 2 – Taylor Swift
# 3 – Drake
N ° 4 – The Weeknd
# 5 – Billie Eilish
N ° 6 – Eminem
N ° 7 – Post Malone
# 8 – Ariana Grande
N ° 9 – WRLD juice
# 10 – Justin Bieber